Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is the company’s first foldable smartphone
After two years of gap, Xiaomi has finally launched a commercial model in the Mi Mix lineup in the form of Mi Mix Fold. It is the first foldable smartphone from the Chinese company after having teased a foldable phone almost two years ago.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Overview:
Design and Display
Mi Mix Fold features an 8.01” AMOLED panel inside which the company claims to be the biggest among the foldable phones. However, it is only marginally bigger than the Mate X2. It’s a WQHD+ screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The display can produce over 1 billion colors and reach a peak brightness of 900 nits. The TrueColor Display also comes with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision certification.
On the outside, the phone features a 6.52-inch screen. This one comes with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It retains the TrueColor display technology and the 900 nits peak brightness. Here, it has a 27:9 aspect ratio and retains HDR10+ certification.
Both displays support Xiaomi’s Super Resolution-like upscaling technology which can double the resolution from 720p to 1440p. Similarly, videos can be upscaled from 480p to 1440p.
Holding the phone in place is a U-shaped hinge that withstood over 200,000 bends and 1 million bends in Xiaomi’s internal reliability and extreme reliability tests, respectively. The standard Mi Mix Fold comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back with ceramic texture. There is also a special edition with ceramic back and gold middle frame and volume buttons.
Performance and Memory
Powering the device is the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is based on Samsung’s latest 5nm chipset and features Cortex X1 core as the single Prime Core. The phone comes with 12GB of RAM that can be paired with either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. There is also a top-end variant with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The phone uses LPDDR5 (3,200 MHz) and UFS 3.1 technologies for RAM and internal storage, respectively.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold adopts a “butterfly-type” cooling system which consists of flexible vapor chamber liquid cooling, thermal gel, and multilayer graphite sheet. The total heat dissipation area is 22,583.7mm².
Getting to the cameras, Mi Mix Fold also marks the debut of the Surge C1 ISP. It’s Xiaomi’s in-house image processing chip that brings improved 3A algorithm (Auto Focus, Auto Exposure, and Auto White Balance).
Mix Fold is also the first phone to feature Liquid Lens technology. Here, it has been used in the telephoto lens that supports 3x optical zoom. It can also take macro shots. This technology mimics the structure of a human eye with a film filled with transparent liquid. There is a precision motor that allows the lens to change its shape. The liquid lens technology can even operate at extreme temperatures like -40˚C and 60˚C.
The primary camera uses the 108MP ISOCELL HM2 sensor from Samsung and a 7P lens. Also, there is a 13MP ultrawide camera with a 123˚ Field of View.
Rest of the specs
Fueling the device is a 5,020mAh battery which consists of two 2,460mAh cells in a new parallel architecture. The phone supports 67W fast charging like the recently announced Mi 11 Ultra. It can refill the device from 0 to 100% in just 37 minutes. Xiaomi has also introduced new CNT battery technology for a longer lifespan.
Mi Mix Fold is also the first phone with a quad-speaker setup. The dual-speakers positioned on either side of the screen are tuned by Harman Kardon.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Specifications:
- Internal (8.01” AMOLED, 60Hz refresh, 120Hz touch sampling rate)
- External (6.5” AMOLED, 90Hz refresh, 180Hz touch sampling rate)
- Resolution: Internal (2480 x 160 pixels) | External (2520 x 840 pixels)
- Chipset: Snapdragon 888 (5nm process)
- RAM: 12/16GB LPDDR5 (3200MHz)
- Storage: 256/512GB UFS 3.1
- Software & UI: Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple-camera;
– 108MP HM2 primary sensor
– 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide lens
– 8MP telephoto (liquid lens)
- Front Camera: 20MP sensor
- Audio: Quad-speaker, Harman Kardon
- Battery: 5020mAh battery with 67W turbo charging
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Price and Availability
Mi Mix Fold is exclusive to China, where it’s available for pre-order at a starting price of CNY 9,999 for the 12/256GB variant. The sale will start on April 16. Likewise, the 12/512GB option costs CNY 10,999 whereas the top-of-the-line 16/512GB configuration is priced at CNY 12,999.
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- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.